Future Medical Professionals Bioethics Symposium

When: July 27-30th

Where: Fredericksburg, VA


Planned lecture topics include: Medicine and Law, Medication Abortion and the Pharmaceutical Industry, FACTS/Restorative Reproductive Medicine, Medical Bioethics, Mental Health Outcomes of Abortion, and a testimony from a former abortionist.


Accepted applicants will also need to prepare ideas for a white paper. We have time to help attendees work on the paper and (hopefully) later publish it! We hope to also offer a tour of a OB/GYN office that practices Hippocratic medicine.

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Susan Bane (aka DrPinkGlasses) is a 1987 graduate of Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College. She has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 25 years, including in private practice at Greenville Obstetrics and Gynecology and serving as a clinical professor at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She is currently the Regional Medical Director for three pregnancy centers in Eastern North Carolina, where she oversees the medical aspects of the Centers and sees patients with unintended pregnancies. She is also the faculty dean for the AHEC Scholars Program at Barton College that supports healthcare workforce development. 

Dr. Bane completed a PhD in Kinesiology and her medical degree from the University of Illinois. She holds coaching certifications for health and wellness and emotional intelligence coaching. She recently completed the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Certification program at Duke Divinity School. She uses her love of learning in her consulting work as she writes, presents, and educates about revolutionizing pregnancy centers and transforming the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology with the love and wisdom of God. 

Dr. Bane serves on the Medical Board for Care Net and Board of Directors for AAPLOG, serving as the advocacy/education team leader. She is involved in a variety of community activities, including St. Therese Catholic Church, and participates in autism advocacy work, as her youngest son, Maxwell, has autism. She has been married for 35 years to her husband, Art, and has three children: Archer, married to Virginia, and they have two daughters, Townshend and Berrigan, Riley, married to Titus, and they have one child (name TBD) and Maxwell, who won’t be getting married, but will be keeping Dr. Bane and her husband company for years to come. She considers her family her greatest accomplishment. 

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. has been a practicing board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in San Antonio, Texas for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in physiology from Oklahoma State University and her medical doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Skop is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a former board member of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She currently practices with OB Hospitalist Group and is also the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Charlotte Lozier Institute.  She currently serves as medical director for Any Woman Can pregnancy resource center in San Antonio, where she previously served as board chairman. She also serves on the medical advisory board of Save the Storks.  She has published peer reviewed articles focusing on abortion safety, chemical abortion and maternal mortality, and has testified to state and federal legislatures.  Dr. Skop is married to a physician and is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter. 

Dr. Skop has always been passionate about caring for mothers and their children in holistic ways.  She understands that many women are in crisis due to family breakdown, domestic violence, lack of emotional and material support, and poor psychological and physical health, which place their pregnancies and children’s lives at risk.  She seeks to dig beneath the surface to understand these issues better, to focus resources and interventions upstream to prevent these crises.  When crises do occur, she hopes to provide interventions that will truly enhance the lives and well-being of American women and their families.

Mary Curtis grew up in a small mountain town in western North Carolina and graduated from Shenandoah University with her Doctorate in Pharmacy.


While at Shenandoah University, she met her husband, Dustin Curtis, who currently serves Students for Life Action as Vice President of Political Affairs and Operations. Together, they have one beautiful daughter, Sadie. Mary grew up being pro-life, but as her family has recently started the adoption process, they have learned first-hand about the challenges a pregnant woman in crisis may be facing. Outside of work, Mary enjoys teaching at Germanna, working with the youth at their church, and spending all the time she can in the mountains and with family.


Mary serves Students for Life of America as the Abortion Free Cities Community Coordinator. This work involves assisting new community leaders as they work towards making their cities abortion free.


Dr. Marguerite Duane, a board certified family physician, is co-founder and Executive Director of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science, an organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and students about the scientifically valid natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning. She is currently completing a primary care research fellowship with a focus on fertility awareness at the University of Utah. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, where she directs an introductory course on fertility awareness. Dr. Duane is a co-founder of Modern Mobile Medicine, a direct primary care house-calls based practice serving patients of all ages in the DC metropolitan area. Dr. Duane is the past-president of the St. Giuseppe Moscatti Guild of the Catholic Medical Association in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. She formerly served as the medical director of the Spanish Catholic Center of Catholic Charities, non-profit community health centers that care for an almost exclusively poor and uninsured population in the DC metropolitan area. Dr. Duane has also previously served on the boards of both the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the FMEC.

Dr. Duane received her M.D. degree with recognition in primary care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her Family Medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree and a Master of Health Administration degree from Cornell University in 1992 and 1994, respectively. Dr. Duane has been recognized for her leadership efforts by the American Board of Family Medicine which named her as a 1998 Pisacano Scholar, and by the American Academy of Family Physicians which awarded her the AAFP Bristol Meyers Squibb Graduate Medical Education Award in 2002. Dr. Duane is trained as a Creighton, FEMM and NeoFertility Medical consultant, as well as a TeenSTAR educator. She has published articles on the effectiveness of fertility awareness based methods for family planning and the use of apps for tracking fertility.  She has also developed and delivered multiple presentations on the use of fertility awareness based methods for family planning and women’s health. Dr. Duane balances her career as a teacher and Family Physician, with her role as a mother and wife. She is proud to be accompanied on this life’s journey by her husband and fellow family physician, Dr. Kenneth Lin, and they are delighted to be the parents of 4 young children.

Dr. Priscilla Coleman is a developmental psychologist and retired Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio. Dr. Coleman has a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in General Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, with the majority related to the psychology of abortion (reproductive decision-making, psychological outcomes associated with abortion, and risk factors that increase the probability of women experiencing post-abortion mental-health declines).  


She has been invited to share her research and analysis of peer-reviewed studies conducted by others in numerous countries (Australia, Canada, Chili, Ecuador, England, Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, and Scotland) to wide ranging audiences, most notably in Parliament Houses as medical and government personnel evaluated current and/or future laws regulating abortion. For example, she has given invited presentations in parliament houses in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, New South Wales, and Queensland, and she has testified before state legislative bodies and before a U.S. congressional committee. Based on her expertise, she often serves as an expert in U.S. civil cases involving abortion. 

Dr. Bruchalski is the founder of the pro-life medical practice Tepeyac OB/GYN and Divine Mercy Care, its fundraising and educational organization.


Dr. Bruchalski performed abortions in his residency before experiencing a dramatic and profound conversion that led him to found Tepeyac as a way to help women with life-affirming medicine.


Dr. Bruchalski was trained at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, the Eastern Virginia Medical Center, and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.

Attendee Application

Applications close on June 15th. Accepted students will be notified shortly after.


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